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New Album

NoLifeTilMetal Records is proud to announce the CD and vinyl release of Texas guitarist Chris Manning’s “Reach The Sky.” The new album is a worthy follow-up to “Destination” (2020) and once again features vocalist extraordinaire and co-writer, Cris Hodges (Grey Daze, In The End). “Reach The Sky” also features a stellar lineup of guest artists including legendary guitarist Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk) on “Fly Over The Walls” as well as the Hungarian-born, fiery blues guitarist Tommy Katona on the instrumental “Texas Smoke”. In addition to his contributions to one track, Bruce Kulick served as the album’s creative consultant.  A limited number of vinyl and CDs are available now!

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About Chris Manning

Chris Manning, Texas guitarist, songwriter, and session player. As an artist with a wide-variety of musical tastes, Chris' music remains difficult to categorize. Heavily influenced by rock heavy weights Jimi Hendrix, King's X, Deep Purple, Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, Bruce Kulick, and George Lynch as well as ambient artist Craig Chaquico, Chris' style balances technique and melody.  C4 is Chris's original rock band with influences as diverse as Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, and King's X while performing the songs from the "Destination" & "Reach The Sky" albums.

To date, he has released four guitar-oriented instrumental CD's spanning multiple genres plus his latest album "Reach The Sky" featuring the vocal talents of Cris Hodges and is well received internationally. Chris was featured in Guitar Player magazine (Dec 2008), and shared stages with Drowning Pool, George Lynch and Lynch Mob, Michael Schenker, Dokken, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), and Dangerous Toys.  He is also a founding member of The Zeppelin Project, one of the top Zeppelin tributes in the southwest.



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